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Dr Roshan Rai

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort, University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 257 7737

E: rrai@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/hls

 

Personal profile

Dr Roshan Rai interests include all of the following:

  • Social Cognition 
  • The development of social cognition and theory of mind through childhood and adolescence
  • Cyberpsychology, especially concerning social interaction online
  • Psychological Well-being

Publications and outputs 

Click here for a full listing of Roshan Rai‘s publications and outputs.

Key research outputs

 

Areas of teaching

Module leader for:

  • PSYC5402 Wellbeing through the Lifespan (MSc Psychological Wellbeing)
  • PSYC2093 Developmental Psychology (BSc Psychology year 2 module)
  • PSYC1092 Historical Perspectives in Psychology (BSc Psychology year 1 module)

Addtional teaching duties:

  • Lecturing on PSYC3400 Cyberpsychology
  • Student dissertation projects (undergraduate and postgraduate).

Conference attendance

Rai, R. & Mitchell, P (2001). The animate-being false belief task. Paper presented at the Psychology Postgraduates Affair Group Conference, Sheffield, U.K.

Rai, R. & Mitchell, P. (2002). The animate-being false belief task. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference, 5-8 September, Brighton, U.K.

Rai, R. & Mitchell, P. (2003). The animate-being true and false belief tasks. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference, 10-13 September, Coventry, U.K.

Rai, R. & Mitchell, P. (2005). Inference by elimination, syllogistic inference, and the cartoon character inference task. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference, 5-8 September, Edinburgh, U.K.

De Lillo, C., Rai, R., & Storer, L. (2006). Spatial working memory capacity for structured and unstructured tapping sequences in children. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference, 7-9 September, London, U.K.

De Lillo, C., Rai, R., & Storer, L. (2007). A developmental analysis of spatial working memory capacity for structured and unstructured Corsi sequences. Paper presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, 4-5 January, London, U.K.

Rai, R. Widdowson, J., & Mitchell, P. (2008). Do people think that it is easy to tell when somebody if lying? The illusion of transparency and episodic memory. Paper presented at the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, Derby, U.K.

Rai, R., Widdowson, J., & Mitchell, P. (2010). The illusion of transparency: are people egocentric or do people think lies are easy to detect? Paper presented at ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies (3rd Congress), 2-3 October Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Rai, R. & Attrill, A. (2014). Representations of the Self and Personality: Who is more likely to use Video Communication Online? Poster presented at the 16th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, 22-27 June, Crete, Greece.

Rai, R., Mitchell, M., Herrick, C, & Patel, M. (2015). Human egocentrism: Levels of personal fable and its relationship with the illusion of transparency and the self-serving bias. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Social/Developmental Section Conference, 9-11 September, Manchester U.K.

Rai, R. & Attrill, A. (2015). Egocentrism and computer-mediated-communication: The illusion of transparency and its effects when communicating over instant messaging, video, and face-to-face. Poster presented at the Social Networking in Cyberspace Conference, 3 September, Wolverhampton, U.K.

Rai, R., Kessling, S., & Billing, N. (2016). Egocentrism and psychological well-being: can the personal fable actually benefit adolescents and emerging adults. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference, 14-16 September, Belfast, U.K.

Rai, R., Smith, E., & Svirydzenka, N. (2017). Egocentrism and cyberbullying: Imaginary audience and personal fable ideation predict cyberbullying and cyber victimisation in adolescents and emerging adults. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference, 13-15 September, Stratford-upon-Avon, U.K.

 

Recent research outputs

 

Externally funded research grants information

 £35,935 (Co-Investigator) Defence Science Technology Laboratory, MOD The Effects of Video as a Medium for Live Communication and Interaction, 5th September 2013 -30th March 2014.

£29,885 (Co-Investigator) Defence Science Technology Laboratory, MOD Turned On, Tuned In, Dropped Out: The Impact of Ever Present Technology on Human Behaviour and Decision Making, 2nd November 2016 - 3rd March 2017.

Editorial Boards/Reviewing Activities

I have reviewed various grant applications and end of award reports for the Economic and Social Research Council. I have peer-reviewed papers for various journals, including the British Journal of Developmental Psychology, Computers in Human Behavior, and Current Psychology.

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